November 4, 2014 — Building on the success of the Open Data Institute (“ODI”) startup programme, training business and research functions, and combining the skills of world-class partners, the EU has committed €14.4m (£11m) to three initiatives to catalyse open data innovation across the region. The funding is being announced today (4th November) at the ODI Summit in London.
1. €7.8m Europe-wide incubator programme based on the ODI’s startup programme
2. €3.7m Europe-wide web data research network
3. €2.9m new academy to train the next generation of data scientists
This is the largest direct investment in open data startups in the world, to date. Read more